Perception of Trainers and Trainees on the Apprenticeship System of Furniture Making in Edo State, Nigeria
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 21-28
Received: May 1, 2017; Accepted: May 25, 2017; Published: Jun. 30, 2017
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Jane Itohan Oviawe, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
Samuel C. O. A. Ezeji, Department of Industrial Technical Education, Faculty of Vocational Teacher Education, University of Nigeria, Nuskka, Nigeria
Raymond Uwameiye, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study investigated the state of the apprenticeship system of furniture making in Edo State using a simple survey research design. The population comprised of all the 650 trainers and 1,400 trainees engaged in apprenticeship in furniture-making in Edo State of Nigeria. The sample consisted of 500 trainers and 1000 trainees randomly drawn from the population. A 74-item questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Mean, Standard Deviation and t-test were statistical tools used for data analysis. Findings include among others narrow content, untrained trainers, lack of facilities and equipment, poor funding, lack of support from government; trainees involved in domestic activities, and workshops not accredited. It was recommended among others that re-training programmes should be organized for trainers by government, industries, and non-governmental agencies and organizations and trainees should not be used as domestic servants.
Keywords
Apprenticeship, Furniture-Making, Trainers and Trainees
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Jane Itohan Oviawe, Samuel C. O. A. Ezeji, Raymond Uwameiye, Perception of Trainers and Trainees on the Apprenticeship System of Furniture Making in Edo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2017, pp. 21-28. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20170303.11
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